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Definitions

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  • n. A profound fear of human beings, or of human society.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Aversion to man; dread of meeting persons.

Etymologies

anthropo- +‎ -phobia. Both elements are borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthropos, "man, human") + φόβος (phobos, "fear") respectively. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That some cynic had lately bitten him by the brain -- and possibly a cynic himself in a nearly rabid stage of anthropophobia -- we might conclude as reasonably from consideration of the whole as from examination of the parts more especially and virulently affected: yet how much is here also of hyper-Platonic subtlety and sublimity, of golden and

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • For some of us, it is other people who inspire in our hearts the greatest palpitations -- anthropophobia.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1

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  • JM was really looking forward to the Anthropophobia Society party but nobody turned up!

    December 17, 2010